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Asthma UK

We’re the UK’s leading asthma charity. There are over five million people with asthma in the UK, and we’re here for them when they need us most.

Address:
Summit House, 70 Wilson Street, London, EC2A 2DB
Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
020 7786 4900
Fax:
020 7256 6075
Opening times:
9am - 5pm
Sector:
Public

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Asthma is a chronic condition involving the respiratory system in which the airways occasionally constrict, become inflamed, and are lined with excessive amounts of mucus, often in response to one or more triggers. These episodes may be triggered by such things as exposure to an environmental stimulant such as an allergen, environmental tobacco smoke, cold or warm air, perfume, pet dander, moist air, exercise or exertion, or emotional stress. Most patients feel well but can have mild symptoms and they may remain short of breath after exercise for longer periods of time than the unaffected individual. The symptoms of asthma, which can range from mild to life threatening, can usually be controlled with a combination of drugs and environmental changes.
If there is a problem with either a persons physical or mental health this can affect their day to day lives and may mean that they are entitled to benefits as a result and further medical support.